Raffi Freedman-Gurspan @WhiteHouse (USA)

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President Barack Obama has appointed Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, who identifies as a transgender woman, as the Outreach & Recruitment Director for Presidential Personnel and Associate Director for Public Engagement.  This new role makes Freedman-Gurspan the primary LGBT liaison to the White House.  According to JoDee Winterhof of the Human Rights Campgain, “We believe it is a tremendous decision by the White House to recognize Raffi’s leadership as well as the importance of having transgender leadership in an important role for the community.”

White House Appoints First Transgender Person As Primary LGBT Liaison – BuzzFeed News